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John Tocher surveys the free music landscape for new and old releases encompassing the realms of avant garde, experimental, electronic, musique concréte, industrial, dada-ist music. A transplant from the Los Angeles area, he now makes his home in southeast Texas near the border with Louisiana --deep in swamp country, where the ambiance is enhanced by cicadas and the occasional hurricane.

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No sooner had one season slipped out the door than the next came in by another door. A person might scramble to the closing door and call out, Hey, wait a minute, there’s one last thing I forgot to tell you. But nobody would be there any more. The door shuts tight. Already another season is in the room, sitting in a chair, striking a match to light a cigarette. Anything you forgot to mention, the stranger says, you might as well go ahead and tell me, and if it works out, I’ll get the...
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We all travel the milky way together, trees and men; but it never occurred to me until this storm-day, while swinging in the wind, that trees are travelers, in the ordinary sense. They make many journeys, not very extensive ones, it is true; but our own little comes and goes are only little more than tree-wavings -- many of them not so much. - John Muir, The Mountains of California (1894) start artist title 00:00 Pollux Mist 00:14 Klopenn Panspermia 07:04 Flat Affect Silhouetted Figures 15:40...
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...Perhaps the logical question to ask at this point is: Why go? The answer is that when a man has been there and undergone the baptism of solitude he can't help himself. Once he has been under the spell of the vast luminous, silent country , no other place is quite strong enough for him, no other surroundings can provide the supremely satisfying sensation of existing in the midst of something that is absolute. He will go back, whatever the cost in time or money, for the absolute has no price....
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Be it life or death, we crave only reality. If we are really dying, let us hear the rattle in our throats and feel cold in the extremities; if we are alive, let us go about our business. Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains . - Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854) start artist title 00:00 Metamorfrozen Storms of Neptune 00:57 Malevolent Alien Being Comet...
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All life is fundamentally & inextricably sad, with the perpetual snatching away of all the chance combinations of image & vista & mood that we become attached to, & the perpetual encroachment of the shadow of decay upon illusions of expansion & liberation which buoyed us up & spurred us on in youth. - H. P. Lovecraft, Letter to Frank Belknap Long (27 February 1931) start artist title 00:00 Ars Sonor return of the unborn 02:15 The Implicit Order Night Wandering 09:20 Bird...
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What is man but a little soul holding up a corpse? - Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano (1947) start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers Live for 3 hours
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There are parts of Texas where a fly lives ten thousand years and a man can't die soon enough. Time gets strange there from too much sky, too many miles from crack to crease in the flat surface of the land. - Katherine Dunn, Geek Love (1989) start artist title 00:00 METEK & Josef Nadek Friendly Fire Part 1 Collateral Murder Remix 04:24 Justin Robert secret museum 13:55 R. Lobster Dying Inside The Whale 35:39 Pollux Dishonor 46:51 Anonymous Tape01 52:48 Stephen Briggs It's begun 67:12 Scott...
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Only the silent, sleepy, staring houses in the backwoods can tell all that has lain hidden since the early days ; and they are not communicative, being loath to shake off the drowsiness which helps them forget. Sometimes one feels that it would be merciful to tear down these houses, for they must often dream. - H. P. Lovecraft, The Picture in the House (1921) start artist title 00:00 Obscure Visions K'inich Janaab' Pakal 06:28 nojoined ex 6 minus 1 18:44 Cryosyncopy Shower of Arachnids 23:53...
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All men are stuck in a kind of fog . They're surrounded by a wall of fog. They think this is perfectly normal, but it's not. It means that since they can't see much beyond their own little situation, they tend to vegetate. They need some immediate stimulus to keep them alert. - Colin Wilson, "The Black Room" (1975) start artist title 00:00 The Dark Conspiracy A' Phìob Mhòr 07:38 Sonoprint Glitch Paintings 13:25 Vladimir Hirsch Chiasmas 16:08 The Nanook Incident The Nanook Incident...
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To this day I do not know why I obeyed those whispers so slavishly, or whether I thought Akeley was mad or sane. After what had gone before, I ought to have been prepared for anything; but this mechanical mummery seemed so like the typical vagaries of crazed inventors and scientists that it struck a chord of doubt which even the preceding discourse had not excited. What the whisperer implied was beyond all human belief—yet were not the other things still farther beyond, and less preposterous...
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What we see before us is just one tiny part of the world. We get in the habit of thinking, this is the world, but that's not true at all. The real world is a much darker and deeper place than this, and much of it is occupied by jellyfish and things. - Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1997) start artist title 00:00 djbarney Frequency Wave Original Mix 00:50 Lluvia Acida Glaciar 05:42 Mary Shelley & The Implicit Order Drakpost 28:30 senselessness Àáñòèíåíòíûé...
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Year after year students tumble along like the waters of a river. They flow away , and only the teacher is left behind, like some deeply buried rock at the bottom of the current. - Abe Kobo, The Woman in the Dunes (1962) start artist title 00:00 Ian D Hawgood Earmuffs Blocking Out The City Noise 03:50 Red Fog Beyond The Halogen Halls 14:07 Sun Hammer Office Music (for Justin Snow) 23:04 Spectra Atmospheric Trail Of Drone 32:27 Duncan Goddard They're Not Loops 42:37 Spectra Atmospheric Glow From...
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The Zen disciple sits for long hours silent and motionless, with his eyes closed. Presently he enters a state of impassivity, free from all ideas and all thoughts. He departs from the self and enters the realm of nothingness . This is not the nothingness or the emptiness of the West. It is rather the reverse, a universe of the spirit in which everything communicates freely with everything, transcending bounds, limitless. There are of course masters of Zen, and the disciple is brought toward...
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Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic. Worlds had to be in travail, that the meanest flower might blow. - --Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (April, 1891) start artist title 00:00 Aloardi AV2 - 6.59.99 04:44 Ayankoko 2013.2.25llrec11.26.49 08:47 Enrico Coniglio/GFR Sabbion (14'40'') 21:38 Alozeau and Miquel Parera A Cold Void 29:57 Wings of an Angel Therein Hide My Beautiful Shadows Of Self Destruction (Your Tenderness Cannot Save Me Anymore...) 33:59...
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By then all stores of food had given out and murder was everywhere upon the land. The world soon to be largely populated by men who would eat your children in front of your eyes and the cities themselves held by cores of blackened looters who tunneled among the ruins and crawled from the rubble white of tooth and eye carrying charred and anonymous tins of food in nylon nets like shoppers in the commissaries of hell. The soft black talc blew through the streets like squid ink uncoiling along a...
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I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn't know who I was — I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I'd never seen, hearing the hiss of steam outside, and the creak of the old wood of the hotel, and footsteps upstairs, and all the sad sounds, and I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn't know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds. I wasn't scared; I was...
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Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers , and without finding what lies behind doorways that he himself has sealed. - Stanislaw Lem, Solaris (1961) start artist title 00:00 Tribe of Astronauts Rain 1 03:01 K.M.Krebs Rain I 44:57 Tribe Of Astronauts Rain 3 97:09 Akashic Crow's Nest Rain 1 97:38 Ghostheory Rain 146:24 Tribe of Astronauts Rain 2 148:21 Rolling Calf Sinfonette Rain II 162:51...
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This much I knew before my insistent questioning led my uncle to show me the notes which finally embarked us both on our hideous investigation. In my childhood the shunned house was vacant, with barren, gnarled and terrible old trees, long, queerly pale grass and nightmarishly misshapen weeds in the high terraced yard where birds never lingered. We boys used to overrun the place, and I can still recall my youthful terror not only at the morbid strangeness of this sinister vegetation, but at the...
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There are not many persons who know what wonders are opened to them in the stories and visions of their youth; for when as children we listen and dream, we think but half-formed thoughts, and when as men we try to remember, we are dulled and prosaic with the poison of life. But some of us awake in the night with strange phantasms of enchanted hills and gardens, of fountains that sing in the sun, of golden cliffs overhanging murmuring seas, of plains that stretch down to sleeping cities of...
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Were not the longing of the sad old men for the unfinished dream , the regret for days lost without ever being had, concealed in the secret of this house? Eguchi had thought before that girls who did not awaken were ageless freedom for old men. Asleep and unspeaking, they spoke as the old men wished. - Yasunari Kawabata, "The House of the Sleeping Beauties" (1961) start artist title 00:00 Senmuth Emptiness of Nun's Chaotic Waters 02:12 Item Caligo They all smiled 11:37 Bulkrate Into...
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Man has no individual I. But there are, instead, hundreds and thousands of separate small "I"s, very often entirely unknown to one another, never coming into contact, or, on the contrary, hostile to each other, mutually exclusive and incompatible. Each minute, each moment, man is saying or thinking, "I". And each time his I is different. Just now it was a thought, now it is a desire, now a sensation, now another thought, and so on, endlessly. Man is a plurality. Man's name...
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My friend Peter Schmidt used to talk about ‘not doing the things that nobody had ever thought of not doing’, which is an inverse process – where you leave out an assumption that everybody has always made and see what happens (e.g. music has to be made of intentionally produced sounds was the assumption that Cage left out). In that version of this process, you discover a value in the absence of something ­– in fact you discover that the absence of something is the revelation of...
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Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire . - Jorge Luis Borges, Other Inquisitions (1952) For FaZe EXile 's father, who passed away recently. start artist title 00:00 Slo-Blo Mancora 00:28 Aloardi The Hague Wind Across Metal Grid 08:55 Arcane Waves The Sanitarium s Deepest Corridors 23:25 Mary Shelley & The Implicit Order Drakpost...
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You think when you wake up in the mornin yesterday dont count. But yesterday is all that does count. What else is there? Your life is made out of the days it's made out of. Nothin else. You might think you could run away and change your name and I dont know what all. Start over. And then one mornin you wake up and look at the ceilin and guess who's layin there? - --Cormac McCarthy, "No Country for Old Men" (2005) start artist title 00:00 Molly Ringworm Victory Over The Machines 00:54...
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In the absurd often lies what is artistically possible. - Edgar Froese A very special four hour edition of Sadayatana where Palancar plays live for the last hour. start artist title 00:00 [N.K.72] Shamanic Noise 04:17 Grove of Whispers Live 2013-04-11 07:59 Jarguna Reflex of a Reverberation 17:32 Falling You The Canoe And The Waterfall 21:11 Grove of Whispers Live 2013-04-10 23:39 Djinnestan Purr 40:48 Mystified Track Three 44:56 Joe Frawley Vanishing Point 49:12 Sina Time And Tide 51:17 Joe...
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Because we don't know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can't even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more, perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it...
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Children will always be afraid of the dark, and men with minds sensitive to hereditary impulse will always tremble at the thought of the hidden and fathomless worlds of strange life which may pulsate in the gulfs beyond the stars, or press hideously upon our own globe in unholy dimensions which only the dead and the moonstruck can glimpse. - --H. P. Lovecraft, "Supernatural Horror in Literature" (1927) start artist title 00:00 Chris Lynn Views From The Northwest 04:34 Chris Lynn Deer...
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I hoped for nothing. And yet I lived in expectation. Since she had gone, that was all that remained. I did not know what achievements, what mockery, even what tortures still awaited me. I knew nothing, and I persisted in the faith that the time of cruel miracles was not past. - Stanislaw Lem, Solaris (1961) start artist title 00:00 United Nations General Assembly Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Japanese/Read by KK 00:35 his Namelessness Is Legion Dullwich 12:57 Evilnox A Premonition...
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The electron is a theory we use; it is so useful in understanding the way nature works that we can almost call it real. - Richard Feynman, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (1985) start artist title 00:00 Kirill Makushin vs Grove of Whispers thursday reminded me of why I got busy 18:48 Chitin Kepler 20f Intercept 26:33 The Implicit Order Orange 40:36 Shane Morris and Scott Lawlor The Path to the Gods 42:37 The Denisovans you're further away then anyone ever, but since you're a robot, you're...
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For centuries, the battle of morality was fought between those who claimed that your life belongs to God and those who claimed that it belongs to your neighbors - between those who preached that the good is self-sacrifice for the sake of ghosts in heaven and those who preached that the good is self-sacrifice for the sake of incompetents on earth. And no one came to say that your life belongs to you and that the good is to live it. - --Ayn Rand, "Atlas Shrugged" (1957) start artist...
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Many people today believe that cynicism requires courage. Actually, cynicism is the height of cowardice. It is innocence and open-heartedness that requires the true courage -- however often we are hurt as a result of it. - Erica Jong, How to Save Your Own Life (1977) start artist title 00:03 Body 13 Carvings Will Cover Your Entire Person 06:48 Grove of Whispers Music for Air Conditioners part 1 (unreleased) 38:47 Scott Lawlor Atmospheric Radiation 59:00 Fellirium Chasing the spiral 86:00 Serge...
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Some slight haziness there may have been, as if a few dark drops had fallen into the clear pool of memory ; certain things had become a little dimmed; but that was all. - Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography (1928) start artist title 00:00 Antropsy vs 1.194 trips to dissociate Your Ocean Is Mine 00:41 Mystified Frosted Tundra 04:19 Grove Of Whispers experimental (unreleased) 12:06 Malevolent Alien Being The Eye Of God 38:31 Nagual Art Adoria 44:32 Druhá Smrt Recurrent 52:28 Nagual Art Bedroom...
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We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams . - Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode (1874) start artist title 00:00 John Tocher Estranged, Disused And Hazardous (unreleased) 10:59 John Tocher Whisper of Latex 20:28 Travis Johnson Valsa (Remix) 37:17 Grove of Whispers Live 2013-04-18 53:06 Jack Hertz Wonderland: The Caterpillar 63:58 Gastón Arévalo Marea (live) 75:09 Jack Hertz Cheshire Girls 85:01 Graham Dunning British Steam 89:46 Graham Dunning The Bulging, Rust-Eaten Plates That Kept...
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Objective knowledge, the idea of unity included, belongs to objective consciousness. The forms which express this knowledge when perceived by subjective consciousness are inevitably distorted and, instead of truth, they create more and more delusions. With objective consciousness it is possible to see and feel the unity of everything . But for subjective consciousness the world is split up into millions of separate and unconnected phenomena. Attempts to connect these phenomena into some sort of...
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A long time ago, man would listen in amazement to the sound of regular beats in his chest, never suspecting what they were. He was unable to identify himself with so alien and unfamiliar an object as the body. The body was a cage, and inside that cage was something which looked, listened, feared, thought, and marveled; that something, that remainder left over after the body had been accounted for, was the soul. Today, of course, the body is no longer unfamiliar: we know that the beating in our...
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By and large, horror fiction is the most difficult to domesticate because part of the point is that it's one step ahead – or behind – everybody else's taste. And I'm not really convinced I'd like it to change. There's something very healthy about horror fiction being always a little bit on the outside. It's the wild-dog genre. - Clive Barker, The Advocate (Feb. 21, 1995) start artist title 00:00 Grove Of Whispers There Are No Records 04:04 DR Polar Lights 07:36 Steam flow Gloomy Mansion...
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Writing is nothing more than a guided dream . - Jorge Luis Borges, El informe de Brodie (1970) start artist title 00:00 senselessness CuDu 02:06 Ptarkh Insulin 14:49 Moon River Moon River Singers 16:15 Wandering Wind & WMRI Requiem for the Past 19:49 EugeneKha April 2012: Rain, Thunder, Just Moscow Day 27:29 Dark Flow Redshift 33:38 Iker Ormazabal; Oier Iruretagoiena 1 36:42 Ars Sonor & Mutate Oceanic Tide (The End of a Road) 39:50 elizabeth veldon friday: the general synopsis 44:24...
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It did not seem possible that Wendy Wright had been born out of blood and internal organs like other people. In proximity to her he felt himself to be a squat, oily, sweating, uneducated nurt whose stomach rattled and whose breath wheezed. Near her he became aware of the physical mechanisms which kept him alive; within him machinery, pipes and valves and gas-compressors and fan belts had to chug away at a losing task, a labor ultimately doomed. Seeing her face, he discovered that his own...
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There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say, we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know. - United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld (2002) start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers Universal (work in progress) 06:08 Harmash Der Golem_07 09:56 Steam flow βαθιά ομιχλώδη δάση 11:01 WMRI Red 22:11 Luciftias Into The...
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However Simon thought of the beast , there rose before his inward sight the picture of a human at once heroic and sick. - William Golding, Lord of the Flies (1954) start artist title 00:00 Alvaro Ortiz and FM3 Standing Like a Tree, part 1 05:09 CDRX Greerings from Heidiland 16:55 The Industrialism Thunderstorm in Magnetic Tapes 41:13 Steam flow Days of Loneliness 43:34 Zreen Toyz Grimoire Of Eternity 2 The Styx.s Meanders 47:56 Matthew Lee Knowles Determined On Yellow Light (Doyle) 50:45 iaiko...
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All the men she's been with and now you, just you, and the barges going by, masts and hulls, the whole damned current of life flowing through you, through her, through all the guys behind you and after you, the flowers and the birds and the sun streaming in and the fragrance of it choking you, annihilating you. - Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer (1934) start artist title 00:00 Peer Saer Quicksand Part VII excerpt 04:07 Tree Helicopter The Numbest Station 11:30 Phil Julian photic ellipse 28:07...
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I think the key image of the 20th century is the man in the motor car. It sums up everything: the elements of speed, drama, aggression, the junction of advertising and consumer goods with the technological landscape. The sense of violence and desire, power and energy; the shared experience of moving together through an elaborately signalled landscape. We spend a substantial part of our lives in the motor car, and the experience of driving condenses many of the experiences of being a human...
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But even so, every now and then I would feel a violent stab of loneliness. The very water I drink, the very air I breathed, would feel like long, sharp needles. The pages of a book in my hands would take on the threatening metallic gleam of razor blades. I could hear the roots of loneliness creeping through me when the world was hushed at 4 o'clock in the morning. . - Haruki Murakami, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle (1997) start artist title 00:00 Nagual Art An den Winter 01:54 Wings Of An Angel...
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You are part of my existence, part of myself. You have been in every line I have ever read, since I first came here, the rough common boys whose poor heart you wounded even then. You have been in every prospect I have ever seen since - on the river, on the sails of the ships, on the marshes, in the clouds, in the light, in the darkness, in the wind, in the woods, in the sea, in the streets. You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with. The...
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A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavour to do, he drowns. - Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim (1900) start artist title 00:00 Anonymous Waves And Emptywhale Coasts 05:36 Meho Tamna Trava 18:27 Jii-Music Finite 23:38 graphite412 John Chapter 14 (graphite412 ambient mix) 30:37 Origen Music Artists Kiev Chamber choir: Of Thy Mistical Supper 36:27 Christopher McFall Quivering into your blood night radio:...
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That was the end of our voluntary searchings in the caverns of dream . Awed, shaken, and portentous, my friend who had been beyond the barrier warned me that we must never venture within those realms again. - H. P. Lovecraft, Hypnos (1922) start artist title 00:00 Ayankoko 12012.11.10llrec11.11.16 02:21 luis antero ocolecionadordesons20130114 05:23 Nigul Rain 1 66:46 Tribe of Astronauts Rain 1 96:28 Grove of Whispers Rain 132:09 Grove of Whispers The Dream of The Red Chamber 143:54 Kolpakopf...
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Throughout the whole absurd life I'd lived, a dark wind had been rising toward me from somewhere deep in my future, across years that were still to come, and as it passed, this wind leveled whatever was offered to me at the time, in years no more real than the ones I was living. - Albert Camus, The Stranger (1942) start artist title 00:00 Shane Morris Flip The Switch 09:50 Gianluca Piras Texplex 14:20 Jack Hertz Aural Garden 17:54 ps Too Tired to Sleep at Those Electrolyte Airports 23:04 Muied...
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In a corner of the concourse, by the main entrance, there was a small newsstand. The owner, a quiet, courteous old man with an air of breeding, had stood behind his counter for twenty years. He had owned a cigarette factory once, but it had gone bankrupt, and he had resigned himself to the lonely obscurity of his little stand in the midst of an eternal whirlpool of strangers . He had no family or friends left alive. - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged (1957) start artist title 00:00 Ice Guild Kaiser...
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In the course of writing this book, I’ve given a lot of serious thought to the Big Question : what does it mean to be alive? If I were in Shizuko’s place, would I have the willpower to live as fully as she? Would I have the courage, or the persistence and determination? Could I hold someone’s hand with such warmth and strength? Would the love of others save me? I don’t know. To be honest, I’m not so sure. - Haruki Murakami, Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche...
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This hypnagogic condition . Attention-faculty diminished so that twilight state obtains; world seen merely in symbolic, archetypal aspect, totally confused with unconscious material.. - Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle (1962) start artist title 00:00 elizabeth veldon milngavie to carbeth 01:30 Thomas Besley Niche constructions 10:32 Caroline McKenzie did i really think i was safer in the dark? 21:39 Grenzregionen 436 29:21 Grove of Whispers Grove of Whispers 2013-01-25 40:56 Caroline...
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